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Peter De Costa

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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

B257 Wells


Peter is a professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Linguistics and Languages. Peter's primary area of research is the role of identity and ideology in second language acquisition (SLA). He researches other issues in educational linguistics, including English as a lingua franca, English medium of instruction (EMI) education in transnational higher education settings, critical classroom discourse analysis, and culturally relevant pedagogy for immigrant ESL learners. Much of his current work focuses on conducting ethical applied linguistic research as well as language teacher and learner emotions.